The manufacturing industry has entered the era of Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing. New technologies have dramatically changed the way manufacturing activities are carried out on the factory floor. In addition to an enhanced level of equipment automation, automation of decision-making has been one of the key objectives of these new initiatives. On the other hand, a critical issue that has been overlooked is the construction of mathematical models in manufacturing research and studies, which are typically done manually. This manual, ad-hoc nature of mathematical modeling is quite problematic when modeling the job flow in a manufacturing process. As a result, the quality of the models obtained may heavily depend on the experience and personal preference of the modeler. The goal of this paper is to develop a method to standardize and automate the modeling process using standard manufacturing key performance indices in the framework of Bernoulli serial production line model.

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